27 Aug 2012

Poidevin backs Robbie Deans

6:02 am on 27 August 2012

The Australian rugby great Simon Poidevin says sacking Wallabies coach Robbie Deans mid-contract would be "ridiculous".

Deans is contracted until the end of 2013 but former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has been one notable critic calling for the ARU to make an immediate coaching change after New Zealand secured the Bledisloe Cup for a 10th succcessive year on Saturday.

Ewen McKenzie, long mooted as the likely replacement, is still contracted with Queensland.

The ARU denied there would be a review of Deans' position following the back-to-back losses to the World Cup holders.

Poidevin believes Deans deserves the right to see out his deal, with the only exception being if the man himself decided he'd run out of answers.

He says Robbie Deans is a very honest person and if he thinks he can't do the job he'll step aside.

Poidevin says Australia is still ranked second in the world, they've been hit by injuries and they've been up against a great All Blacks side.